Oriental game show hosts hold betting on ridiculous challenges.
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Series cast summary:
Antonio Banderas ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Lisa Barbuscia ...  Herself 1 episode, 2003
Todd Bridges ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Nick Carter ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Hugh Cornwell Hugh Cornwell ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Simon Cowell ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Rob Curling Rob Curling ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Lou Ferrigno ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Elliott Gould ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Kelsey Grammer ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Jennifer Love Hewitt ...  Herself 1 episode, 2003
Samuel L. Jackson ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Angelina Jolie ...  Herself 1 episode, 2003
Jodie Kidd ...  Herself 1 episode, 2003
Mike Lindup Mike Lindup ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Glen Matlock ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Summer Moore ...  Summer The Valley Girl 1 episode, 2003
Bill Murray ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Adam Sandler ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Gene Simmons ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
George Takei ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Rick Wakeman ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
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Oriental game show hosts hold betting on ridiculous challenges.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2003 (USA) See more »

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Radar See more »
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(24 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The show was canceled by the Fox Network after six episodes. In February 2004, Comedy Central bought the rights to the series and planned on airing all 10 produced episodes, four of which never aired on Fox. The deal also included the option to produce new episodes. But after showing five of the previously aired episodes, Comedy Central pulled it from the schedule. The show was a target of protests throughout its run from Asian-Americans who felt the show portrayed demeaning stereotypes of Asians. These protests succeeded in getting many major sponsors to pull their advertising from the show. G4 began airing the reruns along with the original British version in 2006. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line, between segments.]
Announcer: Quick! What else we got?
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Connections

Version of Banzai (2001) See more »

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Totally Hilarious!!!
20 July 2003 | by SuPEr4HTacOSee all my reviews

When I first saw the promo for "Banzai", I thought, yet again FOX tries to fill up the Sunday line up. I mean ever since they replaced "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" (great yet shortlived show) with "The Pitts" (blah....), I thought that there will only be reruns of shows after "The Simpsons". Or some crappy sitcom that is doomed to be cancelled after 3 episodes. But "Banzai" gave me new hope. It's a interactive show in which you can place bets online or just with your friends on contests like which old lady in a motorized cart will win 'Chicken'. How long a celebrity is going to talk to a woman who asks only one question yet has her microphone stuck in your face. Or where will a Princess Diana doll land to answer the inevitable question of "Has Harry Potter done it proper with a lady?". In midst of all this insanity and comedy, there is the hilarious Japanese host who speaks in broken english, but still put a smile on your face. I hope fox doesn't cancel this show. This is the best reality show I've seen!


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